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"We’re professional people, we have to get on with it. We let everybody down but we cannot let our heads drop." - Coventry City's Mark Venus

6 December 2016

City boss looks ahead to tomorrow's Checkatrade Trophy encounter with Crawley Town at the Ricoh...

Mark Venus has admitted Sunday’s defeat in the FA Cup was one of the lowest points in his footballing career. 

While City crashed out of the FA Cup, Venus' side have the chance to progress in another cup competition just four days after the bitter disappointment against Cambridge. 

The Sky Blues boss is looking for a response from his side: “We’re professional people, we have to get on with it. We let everybody down, but we cannot let our heads drop.

“Every game that comes is another opportunity to turn this season around. We can’t feel sorry for ourselves, we have to focus on picking points up in the league and climbing the table as quickly as possible.

“It’s been a weekend for a lot of thought. I would suggest it has been one of the lowest points in my career, and I’ve had a few of them in the past.

A place in the final 16 of is the prize for tomorrow night's victors, as City enter the tie with an unblemished record in this season's competition.

The third round draw will take place on Thursday 8th December, at 11.30am, should the Sky Blues overcome their League Two opponents. 

Venus added: “I think it’s a competition that has got a great finale and I think going back a couple of years our supporters rose to the occasion during the Northern Area final.

“It’s a trophy at the end of it so we should be fighting to progress in this competition. Any competition you want to go as far as you can in and this is no different."

“Not many players get the chance to play at Wembley in their careers and if they turn an opportunity down that may end up with that outcome, they’ll be silly in my opinion.”

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